Cameron Clemmons enters his second season with the Silver and Black, bringing with him six years of coaching experience to the post. Clemmons will embark on his first season as assistant offensive line coach in 2021 after serving as an offensive quality control coach last year.
In 2020, Clemmons assisted a tight ends corps that was among the league's best. The group led the league in receptions (128) and yards after catch (661), while ranking second in receiving yards (1,419) and receiving touchdowns (13).
With Clemmons' help, TE Darren Waller posted one of the most historic receiving campaigns in franchise history. Waller earned his first Pro Bowl selection after leading the team in all major receiving categories and setting a new club record with 107 receptions, topping WR Tim Brown's previous record set in 1997. Waller also posted career highs in receiving yards (1,196) and touchdowns (nine).
Clemmons also worked with TE Jason Witten, who surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez for most career appearances (271) by a tight end in NFL history, while also joining Gonzalez as only the second tight end in NFL history with more than 13,000 receiving yards (13,046).
Prior to joining the Raiders, Clemmons spent five years coaching at the collegiate level. In 2019, Clemmons finished his first year as an offensive quality control analyst for Tennessee. The team posted an 8-5 record, marking a three-win improvement from the 2018 campaign. The eight wins also marked the most by the program since 2016.
Under Clemmons' guidance, G Trey Smith earned first-team All-SEC honors, while both T Wanya Morris and T Darnell Wright garnered freshman All-American and freshman All-SEC accolades in 2019. The program earned its first bowl game appearance since 2016, completing the season with a win over Indiana in the Gator Bowl.
Clemmons first joined Tennessee as a graduate assistant from 2016-18. In 2016, Clemmons primarily mentored the running backs, guiding RBs Alvin Kamara and John Kelly each to 500-plus rushing yards on the season. Kamara was selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, while Kelly was drafted in the sixth round in 2018.
While in his assistantship with the Volunteers, Clemmons participated in the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship with the New England Patriots in 2017, working with the club throughout the offseason program, mini-camp and training camp to gain coaching experience.
Clemmons began his coaching career in 2015 as an offensive intern at Eastern Kentucky.
PERSONAL: A native of Mt. Juliet, Tenn. ...Before entering the coaching ranks, was signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2015...Played one season in the Canadian Football League with the Ottawa Redblacks following his stint with the Chargers...Prior to his professional career, was a four-year starter at Western Kentucky (2010-14), playing in 46 games for the Hilltoppers and earning All-Conference USA honors as a senior, while also starting at offensive tackle in the East-West Shrine All-Star Game...Earned a bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky in biochemistry before completing his master's degree in agricultural leadership, education and communications at Tennessee in 2018.